Blah-rney Stone

Posted By on March 17, 2010

I’m sick. I have a cold or whatever germs were hanging around the office on Tuesday, since it seemed like everyone was either coughing or sneezing. And I am a delicate flower and want so much to belong that my body is all “come here germs! Infest here, please! LET ME BE PART OF THE PARTY!”

Or I drank for 12 hours on Saturday and it caught up to me. Something or other.

So I’ve been going to bed really early this week. At first I thought it was because of the time change, but then I realized that I should want to go to bed later, not at 8 PM. That’s how I kind of knew something was up.

And there went my Lensolution. Out the window. All that hard work for the last whatever weeks. But if I can post more than 3 times a week from here on out, it will be a win. Mostly because I’ve also been not lazy in other areas, so I’m sure God will be OK with that,

Actually, I am pretty sure what ever good work I may have done in God’s eyes was shattered tonight with the restaurant I went to for dinner.

I’m in Pittsburgh for work. And we went here tonight. It is an old church that they turned into a brewery/restaurant. And they used all the wood from the pews for the tables, chairs and booths. And the vats of beer that they brew? ABOVE THE ALTAR! It is basically what my version of heaven is like.

Cue choir of angels!

And now I shall go to bed. Because the time change is going to kick my ass in the morning, being already an hour ahead in the Eastern time zone plus being sick.

Peace be with you. And thanks be to hops.

About the author

Kristabella, who also answers to “Hey! Drunk Girl!”, is a reformed band geek with an amazing ability to drink most people under the table. You can read her inane ramblings here, where she talks about her exciting life as a spinster with two cats and a fascination for Bacon.


20 Responses to “Blah-rney Stone”

  1. HouseofJules says:

    I was really hoping you’d blog about this place after seeing your tweet last night… but MAN, am I bummed that it’s not in Chicago! I was not anticipating it to be in a totally different state. I need to go to Pittsburgh now, “on business”. haha.
    .-= HouseofJules´s last blog ..Rube Goldberg machine & a marching band? Ok, Go buy their album! =-.

  2. pgoodness says:

    Awe. Some. Totally the perfect church. 🙂
    .-= pgoodness´s last blog ..Protected: Just venting =-.

  3. Kristin says:

    Peace be with you. And thanks be to hops. – Awesome!

    Hope you are feeling better soon.
    .-= Kristin´s last blog ..Tomorrow =-.

  4. Jess says:

    Feel better soon and please please please what was the name of the brewery you went to? If I ever go to Pittsburgh I must go there! Thanks!

  5. Angella says:

    Feel better, babe. I’ve got a nasty cold, too.

    That restaurant is fifty shades of rad.
    .-= Angella´s last blog ..Just A Regular Girl =-.

  6. Jill says:

    Isn’t this place just the coolest? I’ve been there a few times – I live about 2 hours from Pitts and have friends and of course my mother ship IKEA is there!! The food was pretty good but the beer on the alter – how cool is that? I love that they used almost everything in the church – the pews are the seats and why not have the brewery right on the alter? Heck, after working in a bar for awhile now, I’ve seen many customers praying to the beer gods – it’s about time we just brought it right on in!! I bet church attendance would multiply x 100 if beer was served on Saturday night/Sunday mornings… I’m just saying.

    Oh – I hope you feel better soon! Love reading your blog!!
    .-= Jill´s last blog ..Just a few things I learned today. =-.

  7. jen says:

    For the last 10 days I sounded like Kathleen Turner impersonating a 12 year boy in the midst of puberty. It was so bad, my boss refused to speak to me because “it hurts me to listen to you speak.” Where I picked up the cold is anyone’s guess.

    Feel better. I’m of the opinion that booze will kill the germs not bring them to the surface!

  8. klalaw says:

    Ahh, I LOVE the Church Brew Works! I used to live in Pittsburgh, and my husband wanted to get married at this place. 🙂
    .-= klalaw´s last blog ..Contemplating an investment in Depends… =-.

  9. Suz says:

    One of my FAVORITE bars when I lived in Seattle was called “Chapel” and also had a previous life as a place of worship. Spent many a happy hour working our way through their pages of specialty martinis, some better than others (some tasted like chicken broth…weird).
    .-= Suz´s last blog ..Some GOOD news =-.

  10. Jacki says:

    Beer and Church?!? Good times!

    (I’m also with Jen, beer kills germs, drink more!)

  11. Scarlet says:

    I want to go there!
    .-= Scarlet´s last blog ..Happy Birthday Girl =-.

  12. Jen says:

    Poor Kristabella! I too have recently been the victim of the office-borne nasty bug. People who come in when they are sick and cough and sneeze all over the place are one of my pet peeves! I hope you are feeling better soon. And I love the person who made that restaurant. Genius.

  13. It feels so wrong and so right at the same baby Jesus is testing us and we all just failed. Wondering if this is what Jesse James felt like when the tattooed hooker hopped on his desk?
    .-= thecoconutdiaries´s last blog ..My Posts Are Like A Box of Chocolates =-.

  14. Now that is my kind of place!
    .-= The Urban Cowboy´s last blog ..DSC_0233 =-.

  15. Allie says:

    Pittsburgh pretty much kicks ass anyway. I lived there for about 4 years, but I LOVED that town.

    Unfortunately, I was not old enough to drink. I may have to make a road trip soon.
    .-= Allie´s last blog ..Slàinte! =-.

  16. Carri says:

    This must be owned by a Catholic! Hahaha
    Did you kneel before you ate?
    Did you have the urge to stand & sit every few minutes?
    Did you order the Devil Foods cake for dessert?
    Oh God I could just go on & on!!!

    Peace b with choo during your illness

  17. I’m SO glad you posted a picture b/c I remember you tweeting about that and for the life of me I could NOT picture what it would look like.

    It’s more amazing than what I could have imagined.

    Bless you.

  18. jodifur says:

    I’ve totally been there.

  19. Ree says:

    Huh. And here, I thought you could only drink WINE in church.
    .-= Ree´s last blog ..Grace in Small Things: 64/365 =-.

  20. Mahnee says:

    Peace be with you. And thanks be to hops